Three Policies at the Graduate School of Science and Technology

2012/5/14

Diploma Policy

The Master’s program enables students to:
  1. Develop and maintain academic knowledge in the field.
  2. Understand the latest and important issues in the field and develop the scholastic ability to address them.
  3. Develop the skills to contribute to society in the future.

The aim of the doctoral program is to produce individuals who can contribute to society as leading figures in science and engineering. More specifically, students are expected to:
  1.  Obtain clear results in their major field of study.
  2. Exhibit the ability to independently pursue advanced research.

While each School has its own special requirements for completion, the following are equally shared:
  1. The results of research pursued as a degree requirement must contribute to the development of science, engineering and industry.
  2. Students must have sufficient knowledge and insight into their major field and be qualified to both pursue pioneering research and development activities internationally in wide-ranging fields in the future.  

Curriculum Policy

Each School is subdivided into five or six Centers consisting of faculty members. Students take the subjects mainly from the curriculum offered by each Center according to research advisement. The subjects offered include basic academic subjects, which students are encouraged to take to master the basics of their major fields. Students can also take classes from the two other Schools in addition to their own to broaden their learning. These specialized subjects enable students to develop wide-ranging knowledge in the academic field covered by their Center as well as in their major field of study relating directly to their thesis or dissertation. Apart from these specialized subjects, general subjects common to all three Schools are also taught with the aim of producing social leaders capable of putting forward and translating into practice ways in which science and technology can be better integrated into human society. Up to six credits for these subjects can be counted toward the requirements for fulfillment of the Master’s program.

In the Master’s program, students take Independent study (four credits) where they investigate trends in the natural sciences and industry to narrow down their thesis topic, and identify issues of interest and methodology for addressing them. Following this subject, students take Graduate Research 1 (six credits) to learn how to develop and put into practice a concrete research methodology, and then how to write up their thesis. These subjects are designed so that students can obtain the guidance that they need at each stage from appropriate faculty members.

The doctoral course is similar, featuring a curriculum designed so that students proceed through a series of stages and obtain appropriate faculty guidance as they pursue their studies course into Graduate Research 2 (six credits).

Admissions Policy

The Graduate School welcomes applications from a wide range of individuals with the ability to think and act for themselves, who seek to become creative scientists and engineers capable of playing leading roles in a range of fields on the global stage in the borderless world of the 21st century. Applicants should have a particular interest in science and mathematics subjects that form the foundations of manufacturing (such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry). They should have a basic academic competency in these subjects, and be interested in acquiring the communication skills needed to be successful in the international arena.
 

We particularly invite applications from:

  1. Individuals who have a strong interest in science and technology.
  2. Individuals who can think critically and are interested in discovering intriguing phenomena and solving problems.
  3. Individuals who are interested in new things and seek the challenge of generating innovation.

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